Korean ambassador Park Noh-wan awards the prize to winner Ngô Quang Trung in Hà Nội. — Photo courtesy of Korean Cultural Centre
HÀ NỘI — HCM City-based Ngô Quang Trung, 22, won the top prize at a logo design contest to celebrate the 30th founding anniversary of Việt Nam and South Korea diplomatic relations this year.
The contest was co-held by the Vietnamese embassy in Korea and the Korean embassy in Việt Nam in October and November last year for Vietnamese and Korean designers.
Trung, a fourth-year student from the HCM National University, designed the logo using two symbols of Việt Nam and Korea. The Turtle Tower on Hoàn Kiếm Lake in Hà Nội is an icon of the capital city, while Gwanghwamun gate is the largest gate of Gyeongbokgung Palace in Seoul.
These structures are placed alongside the national flags of the two countries and the number 30 to represent their three-decade friendship.
The logo beat 774 others in the contest and will be used in communications and events throughout the diplomatic celebration this year.
"I'm honoured and happy for my design to be selected," Trung said at the award ceremony on Tuesday. "I hope that it will contribute to fostering bilateral ties in the future."
The award ceremony is a curtain-raiser for a series of cultural exchanges serving the celebration, said Korean ambassador Park Noh-wan at the ceremony. — VNS